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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Medina of Marrakesh

In 2006 I made a relatively last minute trip to Morocco. Based in Marrakesh, I spent a few days exploring the city before travelling across Morocco, and into the Sahara, for a camel trek and a night in the desert. … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage sites challenge: Historic Centre of Oporto

The city of Oporto, built along the hillsides overlooking the mouth of the Douro river, is an outstanding urban landscape with a 2,000-year history. Its continuous growth, linked to the sea (the Romans gave it the name Portus, or port), … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Mary Kingsley

Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) was the first European to visit several parts of West Africa. She was the daughter of the Doctor, naturalist and writer George Kinglsey, and many of her fathers interests became her own. She was self-taught, using her … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Challenge 1: Historic Centre of Prague

The historic centre of Prague will be the first site to tick off the UNESCO World Heritage list. I visited Prague in January 2011 for research fieldwork. ”Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage challenge: Sites visited

So, as a start to my UNESCO World heritage sites challenge. I needed to investigate the list a little further and tick off places I have already visited. I will still write a post for these sites and dig out … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites: A Challenge

“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to the future generations.” UNESCO (2008) UNESCO which stands for United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has created a list of 911 … Continue reading

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